MOTD::Archive::Fall 1997 (13 December 1997)

Subject: ISO C++ Standard Passes is a piece of email that contains a USENET post by Bjarne Stroustrup.
Knuth has a great way of dealing with email.
Here are links to my C/C++ and Java book recommendations.
Tips on being a good student.
Email to SCC from ????

Example, Example, Example...  I like the following quotes because I teach by  example .
Example  is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. - Edmund Burke.
Example  is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer.
Example  isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. - Albert Einstein (picture)
Quotes obtained from  Java Design  by Peter Coad and Mark Mayfield.

ACM -- as a computer science student, you should learn about this society and consider becoming a member. By the way, the ACM offers this definition of the Computer Science Profession.

According to the July, 1997 ACM, the supply/demand for programmers is definitely in favor of programmers in the coming years. In addition to the Internet explosion, there are two situations influencing the market:
  • the need to review and rework billions of lines of code for the year-2000 date problem
  • the massive programming required by the European Union's decision to convert to a common currency in 1999

During July, 1997, Bill Gates was quoted saying that Microsoft had an infinite demand for developers. Microsoft is planning on hiring 3600 people next year and are executing a world-wide search for employees (they are having a hard time finding them here is the good old U S of A).

Forget the Huddled Masses: Send Nerds is an article from Business Week magazine that discusses a "critical shortage of programmers." From the August, 1997 Communications of the ACM:
Last year there were 619,400 people in the computer industry making an average salary of $57,000 per year.